Our Projected 38th Concert Season • 2020 - 2021
World-class performers. Innovative programs.
We are navigating the global pandemic and the crisis it brings to the performing arts. Here are our projected dates and artists, and we invite you to stay tuned for changes as our season evolves. We hope to present these programs to you through a combination of streaming online broadcasts in the fall season, and in-person in the spring season if possible.
During the pandemic, concerts presented online are offered free of charge, with a link to a free-will donation button to support our artists.
All of our concerts start at 5pm on Sundays at Christ Church Episcopal in downtown Hudson • Reception features follow, included in price of ticket • Single tickets $20 • Ages 18-25 special new discount rate $10 • Under 18 always free • Students of all ages free with ID
September 13, 2020 — Daniel Shapiro, piano • A Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven's Birth • Online broadcast, details TBA
A selection of Beethoven's Sonata Masterworks
“Impeccably researched and performed with unerring humanity” -Performing Arts Review
DANIEL SHAPIRO continues to gain recognition as a leading interpreter of Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, and Brahms, and as a teacher and coach at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has given critically acclaimed performances across the United States, in Brazil, Britain, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Korea, and China, at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. He has twice performed Beethoven’s thirty-two sonata cycle; live performances of all the sonatas can be found on youtube.com. As a chamber musician, Shapiro has had the great fortune of collaborating with some of the world’s leading musicians, including Jaime Laredo, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Joseph Silverstein, Cho-Liang Lin, Roberto Diaz, Ronald Leonard, Franklin Cohen and Frank Rosenwein. He has performed regularly with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra. He has also performed with the Cavani, Mirò, Linden and Rosetti Quartets, and has released chamber music CDs on the Harmonia Mundi and ASV labels. His Beethoven sonata collaborations with violinist Jaime Laredo can also to be found on youtube.com. His musical scope has also included the study of conducting: he studied with Daniel Lewis, Victor Yampolsky, Fritz Zweig, and Gustav Meier. He made his conducting debut at sixteen at Tanglewood, and has conducted Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Akron Lyric Opera. A native of southern California, Shapiro began the study of piano at the age of six. His teachers have included Leon Fleisher, John Perry, Russell Sherman, Joanna Graudan, and Reginald Stewart. He studied at the University of Southern California and at the Peabody Conservatory, where he received his doctorate. He lives in Cleveland Heights with his wife Naomi, his son Gabriel, and his daughters Ida and Rachelle.
October 11, 2020 — The Cleveland Orchestra Horns Ensemble
"The Cleveland Orchestra exemplifies the finest kind of effortless virtuosity" -The New York Times
Ensemble and program to be determined
November 15, 2019 — Grammy-winning Apollo's Fire early music ensemble with Jeannette Sorrell, director
“Apollo’s Fire under the direction of Sorrell has put Cleveland firmly on the period- performance map.” - THE NEW YORKER
The Omni Quartet, comprised of Amy Lee and Alicia Koelz, violins, Wesley Collins, guest viola, and Tanya Ell, cello, are all members of The Cleveland Orchestra. Formed in 2009, they have toured the world's greatest venues as members of the orchestra, including Carnegie Hall, the Edinburgh Festival, Vienna's Musikverein, The Kennedy Center, and the Salzburg Festival. Each member of the group brings a seasoned career to the mix, striving to give concert goers a more personal experience of what individual musicians in the Cleveland Orchestra are all about: getting to the heart of the music and communicating it to the listener with a legacy of precision that has been handed down for generations. Frank Rosenwein joined The Cleveland Orchestra as principal oboe at the beginning of the 2005-06 season. An avid chamber musician, Rosenwein is a regular presence at the Marlboro Festival and has performed with the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Seattle Chamber Music Society
March 14, 2021 — Featured Young Artist Michael Ferri, violin with Zsolt Bognár, piano
“Impressive mastery… from the lyrical to the edgy” -Daniel Hathaway, clevelandclassical
Michael Ferri was born in Treviglio, Italy. He began violin studies at age three, and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Young Artists Program in 2013 under the tutelage of Paul Kantor and Jaime Laredo. Mr. Ferri won the 2016 Mika Hasler Young Artist Competition, and the 2016 Shepherd School of Music Concerto Competition, including a subsequent performance of Béla Bartók's Second Violin Concerto with Larry Rachleff and the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and on From The Top, and recently made his Da Camera of Houston and Chamber Music Houston debuts with his group, The Kamila Quartet.
Sunday, April 11, 2021 — Black Squirrel Winds Ensemble
Back by popular demand!
Formed five years ago, Black Squirrel Winds regularly performs on Kent State’s main campus, the University’s satellite campuses, and at other colleges and high schools. Named in honor of the unofficial mascot of Kent State, the group includes Sundet, flutist Diane McCloskey, clarinetist Amitai Vardi, bassoonist Mark DeMio, and hornist Kent Larmee.
Sunday, May 2, 2021 — The Russian Duo • Terry Boyarsky and Oleg Kruglyakov
“...explosive talent ...see these dazzling musicians in action...” -Hartford Advocate
Russian Duo is an international project, born out of a love of traditional music and classical elegance. Oleg is a balalaika virtuoso from Siberia and Terry is an American concert pianist. They celebrate cross-cultural creativity, exploring the range of possibilities for balalaika, voice, and piano. Audiences are taken on a journey across the span of Russian culture—from humorous pieces, virtuoso variations, pulsating dance music, rhythmic folk songs, and lyrical romances. In addition to classical music Russian Duo performs other genres including tango, blue grass, Soviet film music, and their own arrangements of ragtime.
Since the inception of Russian Duo, in 2007, Oleg and Terry have performed from Canada to Florida, from Minnesota to Texas, and from Massachusetts to Oregon. In 2017, they performed in Kirov, Russia.
Also in May: stay tuned as we navigate a reschedule date for Yaron Kohlberg's piano recital, postponed from last season due to the pandemic.